There was a fair bit of general plains game outside reserves, mainly Springbok and Gemsbok, along with Rock Hyrax, Ground Squirrels and Black-backed Jackal. A Round-eared Elephant-Shrew near our camp was a lifer mammal. The birding was sparse but interesting, with highlights including endemics such as Dune Lark, Stark's Lark, Ruppell's Korhaan and Rosy-faced Lovebird. Other notable birds included Ostrich and Ludwig's Bustard. Sociable Weaver nests were numerous, as were Pale Chanting Goshawk on every second tree it seemed.
On the way inland we made a detour to Cape Cross to see the Cape Fur Seal colony. Between 80,000 and 100,000 seals are present year round, attracting a variety of predators, those we saw included Black-backed Jackal, Kelp Gull and a Giant Petrel spp. Also offshore were many Cape Gannets and several White-chinned Petrel.
This area of Namibia is said to have one of the last populations of genetically pure Ostrich, untainted by mixing with domestic stock.